(PHOTO: Filippo Inzaghi gives a team talk)
MILANELLO – Milan went through their first training session of the week on Monday as they began their preparations to face Hellas Verona at the weekend.
The session got underway at 15.00 in the covered area as the team went through a warm-up in a series of floor exercises before doing some stretches over the high hurdles to work on mobility.
The team then divided into two groups. The first composed of Abate, Pazzini and Niang did some straight one-paced runs while the second which included Saponara and Bonaventura varied their pace.
Alex, Pazzini, Torres, Rami and Mexes then did a series of 100-metre runs increasing their speed in the final 30 metres. Abate,Mastour, El Shaarawy, Zaccardo, Niang and Bonera did the same but stepped up the pace after 50 metres.
Bonaventura, Saponara, Essien and Muntari went for a run around the central pitch.
There will be two sessions today: one at 11.00 and the second at 15.00.